Situated on the beautiful Atlantic coast of Morocco, the village of Oualidia is a hidden gem just waiting to be discovered.
With surf beaches surrounding it and a large tidal lagoon at its heart, there are few places in the world that can match it for its serenity, natural beauty and sheer magic.
At one end, natural oyster farms beckon with the promise of fresh ocean produce, while wild wetlands play host to a range of local bird species. Watch the flamingos bask in the beauty of a North African sunset, or take a boat trip around the lagoon, walk the cliff faces to explore the cool, dark depths of abandoned pirate caves, trek the beach by horse or quad bike, and visit the Saturday village market, just 15 minutes walk from our home. If you want to go further afield, embark on a journey to visit the souk in Safi, where you can purchase pottery, spices and leather goods. There is no end to the activities you can do to explore this out-of-the-way natural wonderland.